🏓 Elon Musk buys Twitter again
Hello, crypto-enthusiasts! Among other topics, today we talk about Musk's new Twitter purchase, and then proceed to discuss the insider trading fraud on Coinbase
Your Favorite Crypto Digest From TradeCrypto.com #125
The market today is red. BTC is now trading above $20,300, ETH is trading around $1,600.
💪 Bitcoin dominance: 40.37%
📉 Total Cryptocurrency Market Cap: $ 0.964 tr
😲 Fear and greed index: 27 (Fear)
🚀 Gainers (Top-100)
• Ravencoin (RVN)+2.36%
• Kyber Network Crystal v2 (KNC)+2.35%
• eCash (XEC)+1.13%
😭 Losers (Top-100)
• Terra (LUNA)-21.63%
• Solana (SOL)-12.70%
• ApeCoin (APE)-11.47%
Ex-Coinbase Product Manager's Brother Pleads Guilty in Crypto Insider Trading Case
Former Coinbase staffer Ishan Wahi previously pled not guilty, but his brother appears to have told a different story. Nikhil Wahi, brother of former Coinbase product manager Ishan Wahi, pleaded guilty in a Monday hearing to one count ⚖️ of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with an alleged insider trading scheme.
“Less than two months after he was charged, Nikhil Wahi admitted in court today that he traded in crypto assets based on Coinbase’s confidential business information to which he was not entitled,” 💬 said Damien Williams of the U.S. Attorney's Office in New York in a statement. A rather honest act.
Bored Ape NFT Metaverse Band Taps Beyoncé, Bruno Mars Producers
Well, this is a neat addition. Universal Music Group announced 📢 today that its virtual metaverse band, Kingship—which features characters based on Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT artwork—has tapped a pair of very real music producers that have created hits for superstars like Beyoncé, Jay Z, and Bruno Mars. The veteran producers—Chauncey “Hit-Boy” Hollis and James Fauntleroy—will take the roles of co-executive producers and songwriters behind the Bored Ape band.
BitGo Sues Novogratz’s Galaxy Digital for $100M After Scrapped Acquisition
Another trial coming up. Digital asset custodian BitGo has filed a lawsuit against crypto investment firm Galaxy Digital, following through on its announced plan to seek more than $100 💰 million in damages after Galaxy pulled out of its planned acquisition of the company.
BitGo filed the suit late Monday, the company tweeted this morning. The firm previously stated in August that it would do just that, shortly after Galaxy Digital axed ❌ the deal citing “BitGo's failure to deliver, by July 31, 2022, audited financial statements for 2021 that comply with the requirements of our agreement.”
Shareholders approved the purchase of Twitter by Elon Musk
Twitter (TWTR) shareholders voted in favor of Elon Musk's bid to buy the social media giant for $44 billion. Shareholder approval ☑️ was necessary to complete the deal. The takeover offer values Twitter at $54.20 per share. Twitter shares are currently up 1.6% to $42.09. Elon Musk can now refuse to buy the social network only by court order. Waiting for the decision.
Reddit's Ohanian, FTX Ventures Join $54M Raise in NFT Project Doodles
Lots of work ahead. Popular NFT project Doodles has announced a $54 💰 million fundraise led by Alexis Ohanian’s venture capital firm 776, with additional participation from Acrew Capital, FTX Ventures, and 10T Holdings.
Having already penned a deal during this year’s NFT NYC to make musical ⭐️ icon Pharrell Williams their new Chief Brand Officer, and after recently deploying its popular second collection, “Doodles 2,” the NFT collection now has fresh funds to continue its expansion.
New regulatory bill grants Uruguayan Central Bank control over the nation's crypto industry
Oops, surprise. Introduced on Sept 5, the bill strives to clarify the country's regulatory framework for cryptocurrency assets, stating that all companies that provide 💱 digital asset-related services, including initial coin offerings (ICOs) are under the supervision of the Superintendency of Financial Services (SSF), a central bank entity. Cryptocurrency exchanges, custody services and any financial services relating to these digital assets should also adhere to Anti-Money Laundering regulations and best practices.
Treasury Won’t Punish Dusted Celebs, Will Allow Users to Recover Funds From Tornado Cash
Such a generous gift from the merciful Office of Foreign Asset Control. OFAC will provide an avenue for Tornado Cash users to legally withdraw 💸 deposited funds from the now-blacklisted platform, according to a Tuesday update to the “frequently asked questions” portion of its website.
Individuals who deposited funds into Tornado Cash prior to August 8 will now be able to request a special license from OFAC that, if granted, would allow them to access and withdraw 📲 the funds. In addition, according to the updated website, individuals who have been nonconsensually sent small amounts of Tornado-cash affiliated funds will likely not be at risk of criminal prosecution.
Conclusion: The inflation rate in America is higher than expected, which accounts for the fall. As of today, the price of Bitcoin is above $20,000. Not that much of a drop compared to one week ago when it was already below that price. Don't you think?
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